Ap*plause" (#), n. [L. applaudere, appausum. See Applaud.]
The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
The brave man seeks not popular applause.
Syn. -- Acclaim; acclamation; plaudit; commendation; approval.
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